Levels and Patterns of Communication in the Global Network

  • Caroline S. Wagner
Part of the Palgrave Advances in the Economics of Innovation and Technology book series (PAEIT)


This chapter describes the communications dynamics within the global network by detailing the tenets of complexity theory to provide insights in the mechanisms driving the global system. Complex systems theory provides the framework within which to discuss the phase shift of scientific knowledge from an era of scarcity to one of abundance—a theme that will appear in the next several chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Caroline S. Wagner
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  1. 1.Glenn College of Public AffairsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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